• 23 May 2022 9:08 pm

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ANOTHER PREP VICTORY: IKORODU CITY FC DEFEATS SMART CITY FC IN A HARD FOUGHT BATTLE AT TBS ®™√ INN Nigeria ©

As preparation heats up towards 2nd division tournament that commences around February 2022, Ikorodu City FC continues to shine in gearing up for a crop up season

Demonstrated once again as the fresh squad thwarted Smart City FC at Teslim Balogun Stadium (surulere) in a ferocious game that ended 1 – 0 after 90 minutes of play on the 27th of January

With no goal scored at the first half of play, the second quarter saw the test game unfold chance oriented as both teams edged each other for a last-minute deal crack that ended in favour of the waterbed region team

Farouk Salami (of Ikorodu City FC) made the difference from a free kick in the 85th minute, converting the play into a net placement goal, fetching a sigh of solace to the entire team in a lengthy fought match

Director general of Lagos state sports commission, Hon Gafaar Oluwatoyin Bolowotan, fully on the ground during the game, expressed to INN the necessity for the tests relays

“The test games is put concurrently by the Eko football association to see that our teams are well prepared for the task ahead, which is the Nigeria National League in order to keep the teams in good shape and survey their performance level running in”

“Craving for a productive supplementary squadron to join MFM in the league, this preliminary matches is brought out to express the fact that the Lagos State government is fully in support of the squads as they ready forth” D.G Gafaar Bolowotan added

Post match, Mr Abiodun Obafemi (Ikorodu City FC’s coach) expressed his consolation after the hard knock pastime between both sides

“We expected this form of tauten game because Smart City FC has been Lagos ambassador for the past three to four years now, raising our game was needed to balance the sophisticated style of play exhibited by them

“Watching them twice before on different experiences and glimpsing their fast playing approach gave us the edge to slow them down and give them a symmetrical scramble”

“In the first half we subjugated but never scored, so I told my player to work more on converting their chances which made them more cautious coming into the second half of the game and bolting the win for us” Mr Abiodun Obafemi asserted

Ikorodu City FC is set to fiddle against OttaSolo FC this Saturday, also an NNL counterpart.

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